ABOUT ACTIVE STORAGE
Active Storage was formed to meet an unfilled need for easy-to-use, high-performance storage for Media and Creative Professionals, as well as Apple users. Our team of storage veterans have created many award-winning and innovative products, and believe that bold thinking and hard work are the keys to delivering the best user experience while offering a compelling price/performance advantage.
Active Storage understands that when it comes to storage you cannot be everything to everyone, so we chose to be the best in our marketplace.
At Active Storage our team members have diverse backgrounds in the storage industry, from 'big iron' enterprise to consumer desktop and portable storage. Our management, designers, service technicians, sales and marketing teams have seen it all. This diversity gives Active Storage a unique perspective in the development and support of storage products for Media Professionals. Many of our team members are former Apple employees, which gives us a special insight into the Mac OS X mindset.
Active Storage supports the Value Added Reseller channel, to ensure each customer receives the best local service and support.
Active Storage is based in Southern California, yet our talent base is spread across the globe, with a robust sales force in place on the East Coast and Europe. Our team is empowered to deliver unmatched products, sales expertise, and customer support wherever and whenever a client may need us.
Active Storage Resumes Operations
Complete suite of Active Storage systems for media and entertainment professionals now available – existing maintenance and support agreements honored
January 28, 2014
Active Storage LLC, a leader in high performance data storage solutions for media and creative professionals, today announced the company has relaunched operations under new ownership and is again offering its award-winning storage solutions, following a short disruption. The new ownership team is comprised of experienced storage and media professionals dedicated to supplying high-throughput, low-latency storage solutions to the media & entertainment market. Read More...
Active Storage Delivers New mMedia Platform
ActiveSAN Joined By High-Capacity On-line Storage and Near-line Archive Components for Adaptable Production Platform
January 9, 2012
Active Storage, the leader in high-performance storage solutions for media and creative professionals, today announced the mMedia platform, a complete end-to-end workflow storage solution for post and broadcast production. Read More...
Active Storage Debuts New mRAID Storage Solution
Evolved mRAID Storage Supports mMedia Platform With State-of-the- Art Storage Processing Engine, CrossFlow Cooling System and More
January 9, 2012
Active Storage, the leader in high-performance storage solutions for media and creative professionals, today announced mRAID, the high-capacity, highperformance and high-availability RAID storage solution. mRAID provides key high-capacity on-line production storage for the new mMedia platform (see related release, dated today) which delivers an end-to-end workflow storage solution for post and broadcast production. Read More...
Active Storage Debuts New mVault Storage Archive Solution
High-Density Archive of 180TB in a 4U Footprint Increases Overall SAN Performance and Lowers Costs of Archive on the New mMedia Platform
January 9, 2012
Active Storage, the leader in high-performance storage solutions for media and creative professionals, today announced mVault, its first ever high-density archive expansion system on the mMedia platform. Read More...
Active Storage Provides New Solutions for Performance Enhanced Workflows
September 8, 2011
Active Storage announced today that Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 software users can now take full advantage of ActiveSAN and ActiveRAID storage solutions. Active Storage will be showcasing this solution at the IBC2011 conference. Read More...
Active Storage Delivers Higher-Density ActiveRAID Systems
June 23, 2011
Active Storage, the leader in high-performance storage solutions for media and creative professionals today announced the immediate availability of higher-density versions of ActiveRAID - its high-performance, high availability RAID storage solution. Read More...
Active Storage Names Don Shimizu VP Operations
June 9, 2011
Today Active Storage Inc. announced that Donald Shimizu has been named Vice President of Operations. Shimizu has an extensive operations background, with more than 20 years of experience driving startup and high-growth tech-related businesses. He has specialized in building and managing high-performance teams including operations, product development, support, technical sales and large-scale implementation programs. Read More...
Active Storage Names Steve Rizzone Chief Executive Officer
May 17, 2011
Active Storage, Inc. today named Steve Rizzone as chief executive officer and Alex Grossman as company president. Rizzone, with an extensive, 35-year background growing technology-related businesses, and deep chief executive, marketing, sales and entrepreneurial experience, succeeds Alex Grossman, Active's founding chief executive officer. The move allows Grossman to now focus full time on product innovation, vision and leadership for Active's ambitious plans to develop solutions to meet the challenges of media and creative customers. Read More...
Tekserve Brings the Best of NAB to NYC
April 25, 2011
Active Storage is proud to partner with reseller Tekserve and Asset Management leader Building4Media to create a seminar for media professionals who may have missed NAB, or want a deeper dive into our exciting storage solutions and innovative workflow designs.Read More...
Active Storage Announces ActiveSAN Configurations and Pricing
April 7, 2011
Active Storage, the leader in high-performance storage solutions for media and creative professionals, today announced configurations and pricing for ActiveSAN, the high-performance metadata controller appliance for Xsan and StorNext networks. Active Storage also announced plans to conduct live ActiveSAN demonstrations for the first time at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show next week in booth #SL5225.Read More...
Active Storage Goes on First Latin America Roadshow
March 4, 2011
Active Storage, Inc. will conduct its first ever road show through Latin America to debut ActiveRAID and preview ActiveSAN storage solutions for the creative media professional to the exciting Latin America region. Active Storage executives along with Raji Krishnaswami, also known as "the SAN-whisperer," will conduct a full day of presentations in four Latin America cities, covering the cutting edge in today's high-performance storage solutions for the creative and production professional.Read More...
Active Storage Announces ActiveSAN High-Performance Metadata Controller Appliance for Xsan
January 31, 2011
Today via live worldwide teleconference, Active Storage CEO Alex Grossman introduced ActiveSAN, a high-performance metadata controller appliance for Xsan and StorNext networks.Read More...
Active Storage Announces Professional Training & Certification Program for New ActiveSAN Metadata Appliance for Xsan
January 31, 2011
Along with the today’s announcement of ActiveSAN, Active Storage’s high-performance metadata controller appliance for Xsan and StorNext networks, came the news that Active Storage is preparing to launch a comprehensive training and certification program for this new class of product, featuring some of the brightest minds and most respected professionals in the Xsan community.Read More...
Active Storage Adds CFO With Extensive Tech Start-Up Experience
September 29, 2010
Active Storage is pleased to announce that Jane Wike has joined the company as CFO, after working as Interim CFO this spring. A California CPA, Jane has worked at six venture capital-backed technology companies serving as CFO in three. Her experience includes public and private financings, numerous mergers and acquisitions, and management of significant international operations.Read More...
Global Distribution Announces Exciting New EMEA Distribution Partnership With Active Storage Inc.
September 10, 2010
Global Distribution, a specialist distributor of digital storage and infrastructure solutions, announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Active Storage Inc., a manufacturer of innovative RAID solutions for the media and creative industries, with an emphasis on the broadcast, post—production, publishing, education and science sectors.Read More...
Active Storage Adds International Storage Software Veteran Mark Lonsdale to Southern California Team
June 23, 2010
Active Storage is pleased to announce Mark Lonsdale has joined Active Storage as SVP, Engineering. In this role he will be tasked with driving the development of Active’s next generation products for Media Applications and Apple professionals. Lonsdale joins Active Storage from EMC, where he was a Sr. Director of Engineering, for EMC Data Protection Advisor, the industry leader in Data Protection management solutions.Read More...
Active Storage Partners With Tech Data to Put World-Class Storage Products Into the Hands of Apple Value Added Resellers
June 15, 2010
Active Storage, Inc., the leader in high-availability storage solutions for media professionals and Apple Creatives, today announced they have entered into a partnership with Tech Data Corporation to distribute Active Storage products in the U.S. Through its Apple Specialized Business Unit (SBU), Tech Data will enable Apple resellers to add Active Storage’s reliable, Apple-focused storage solutions to their own solutions offerings. That will mean more opportunities to get Active Storage products into the hands of media and creative professionals across the country, a win-win for both companies.Read More...
Active Storage Announces Groundbreaking Innerpool for Xsan Metadata
April 12, 2010
Active Storage, Inc. today announced the introduction of Innerpool, a groundbreaking new class of RAID storage solution designed to reliably store Metadata volumes that are so critical to Media focused SANs (storage area networks). Featuring an innovative ‘Zero U’ design, Innerpool actually resides inside a SAN’s Metadata Controller—yet provides powerful on-board RAID storage via 2.5” rotating media drives or performance-tuned Intel SSD drives.Read More...
Active Storage Announces Active Stats, Dynamic New Media SAN Monitoring Software Tool
April 12, 2010
Active Storage, Inc. today announced Active Stats—the first complete and easy-to-use SAN monitoring tool for Apple Xsan and Mac OS X. Active Stats is a powerful diagnostic tool providing an aggregated view of an entire media SAN, reducing the complexity and information overload of manually calculating overall performance from individual components.Read More...
Active Storage Debuts 32TB 3U Storage Solutions
March 2, 2010
Active Storage, Inc. is proud to announce the release of the new 32TB ActiveRAID, a high-performance RAID storage solution for media production and Apple professionals. These compact and powerful high-availability RAID systems feature Active/Active RAID controllers with redundant power and cooling in just 3U of rack space. Utilizing high throughput enterprise class 2TB SATA II hard drives, the ActiveRAID offers twice the capacity for growing post production, broadcast and Apple infrastructure storage needs—at just 63 cents per GB. Read More...
Active Storage iPhone App Adds Features, Connectivity - Putting RAID Storage Monitoring in Your Hands
February 18, 2010
Active Storage, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Active Viewer 1.1, an enhanced version of the well-received Active Viewer iPhone app. Designed to allow customers to monitor their Active Storage high-performance RAID systems worldwide—directly from their iPhone, this hard-working app has been updated with input from customers who have grown to rely on Active Storage for all of their professional data storage needs. Read More...
Active Storage Completes Series A Investment Round
November 17, 2009
Active Storage, Inc. today announced that it has completed its Series A funding round lead by Intel Capital with top-tier venture capital firms Mission Ventures and Valhalla Partners. The company founders were previously executives at Apple, Inc. where they were responsible for Server and Storage products. Their flagship product, the award-winning ActiveRAID, is used in the production and broadcast of high definition television and movies by leading media production companies around the world such as NASCAR Media, Televisa and Golf Channel.Read More...
Active Storage's CEO Alex Grossman to Speak at Upcoming 2010 Storage Visions Conference
October 20, 2009
Active Storage's CEO Alex Grossman to Speak at Upcoming 2010 Storage Visions ConferenceRead More...
Active Storage Wins Prestigious Good Design Award
October 1, 2009
The Good Design Award, organized by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization is Japan's only comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system. Having built a foundation to nurture Japan's industry and design, the Good Design Awards now accepts submissions from around the world and has earned a reputation for being a prestigious showcase for manufacturing innovation and outstanding design and quality. The ActiveRAID received the Good Design Award for networking products.Read More...
Active Storage Introduces New Affordable RAID Storage for Apple Market
April 8, 2009
Building on the success of the ActiveRAID, Active Storage today announced the ActiveRAID ES in 4TB and 16TB configurations, with the 16TB configuration offering 67 cents per GB cost. This new, affordable, high-performance storage solution is ideal for business-critical, science, and education use in Apple-based infrastructures, and complements Active’s existing product line with a groundbreaking new entry cost with future upgradeability.Read More...
Active Storage Announces Partner Solution Program
January 6, 2009
Active Storage, Inc., a leading provider of high-availability RAID storage systems for Apple users, today announced the initial companies participating in its partner solution program with the goal of providing users of the company’s ActiveRAID the assurance of tested and supported deployments of popular applications.Read More...
Active Storage Establishes New UK Office to Service Growing Demand for Company Products Throughout Europe
January 6, 2009
Active Storage, Inc., a leading provider of high-availability RAID storage systems for Apple users, today announced the establishment of its European operations based in the UK, and the appointment of Paul Phillips as Managing Director. Additionally, Active Storage has signed Jigsaw Systems, the UK's leading provider of IT solutions and support services to the creative industries as their first Platinum Reseller outside the US.Read More...
Active Storage Extends Performance and Usability Lead
January 5, 2009
Active Storage, Inc. today announced significant performance and ease of use enhancements to the ActiveRAID, a powerful, self-contained high-availability RAID storage system for Apple users. Debuted only last October 2008, the ActiveRAID features the industry's only native Mac OS X management suite and offers outstanding performance in Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, and Xsan applications, housed in a beautifully styled and functional 3U enclosure. The ActiveRAID is designed from the ground up to produce consistent, high throughput and low latency in demanding multi-user Apple applications. It is an ideal example of a well engineered product with well thought out execution offering both function and beauty that is truly more than ‘skin deep.’Read More...
Active Storage Announces Delivery of MacIT Storage Session at Macworld Conference and Expo 2009
January 5, 2009
Active Storage, Inc. today confirmed that CEO Alex Grossman will deliver a session titled "Complex Storage Deployments in Two Minutes" as part of the MacIT Storage Track at this year’s Macworld Conference and Expo. Session IT852, until now only known as the ‘Special Announcement Session’ will be held Friday, January 9th, 2009 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM and feature Alex Grossman, CEO of Active Storage, Inc., and is open to all registered Conference attendees.Read More...
Active Storage Debuts New Storage Solution For Apple Users
October 20, 2008
Active Storage, Inc. today unveiled the ActiveRAID, a powerful and compact high-availability RAID system for Apple users providing up to 16TB (Terabytes) of storage in a sleek enclosure occupying only 3 units (3U) of rack space, all managed with the industry's only native Mac OS X management suite.Read More...